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What You Need to Know about NJ’s Proposed Underground Storage Cavern Rules

WEBINAR Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm

Join Delaware Riverkeeper Network to learn about the proposed regulations governing underground cavern storage of certain gas and petroleum products. Currently, New Jersey has no regulations specific to these caverns. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to issue permits for cavern systems; a Public Hearing and a public comment period have been announced.

WHAT: WEBINAR to help you prepare for the NJDEP Public Hearing and written comment period on the proposed underground storage cavern rule

WHEN: Monday, June 6, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

WHERE: Virtual session on zoom. Register here.

WHO: Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s attorney Kacy Manahan, and Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director

WHY: The public needs to know what is being proposed to be stored under where we live, work, and recreate and from where we get our drinking water. The webinar will help prepare those who want to comment at the NJDEP on-line Public Hearing June 9 at 10am or submit written comments, due July 15.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To speak at the upcoming NJDEP virtual Public Hearing June 9, you must register by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 7. To sign up, send an email to with your contact information (name, organization, telephone number, and email address).

The proposed rulemaking is here:

The proposed rules will cover caverns and “systems that are used for the underground storage of any natural or artificial gas, or any petroleum product or derivative of any petroleum product, with the exception of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as discussed below, and will govern the construction, operation, modification, and decommissioning of the systems.” The underground cavern storage of LNG is proposed to be prohibited.

Please join us to get ready to speak up! Thank you!


Monday, June 6, 2022 - 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM